[Blueboard] 2017-2018 MIT-UTM Visiting Scholars Call Out

Trixia Maye T. Fernando tfernando at ateneo.edu
Tue Dec 6 14:27:57 PHT 2016

MIT-UTM Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program 2016-2017 Visiting Scholar Call
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Now Accepting Visiting Scholar Applications *A One Year Appointment at MIT
and UTM*

*The MIT-UTM Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program (MSCP) **is seeking
Visiting Scholars to spend one academic year at MIT and UTM documenting
sustainable development efforts in Malaysian cities.* Faculty at colleges
and universities in the developing world (G-77 countries) who teach in a
field related to urban planning or urban development are encouraged to
apply. Participants extend their own research agendas by contributing to
ongoing research initiated by MSCP partners, focusing on Kuala Lumpur,
Johor Bahru, Kuching, Pahang and Georgetown.  Visiting Scholars create
video-based teaching materials, intended for global distribution, and a
publishable research paper during their appointments. Videos and papers
created by previous Visiting Scholars can be found on the MSCP website, here

Areas of inquiry include: socially and environmentally sustainable
infrastructure development; governance and strategies for public
engagement; indicators for measuring sustainability; historic preservation
and urban design; coastal and marine resource management; resilience of
environmentally-protected areas; eco-tourism; affordable housing; public
transportation; and high-tech job creation.
Photo by Marcel Williams, 2015.


Malaysia offers a rich context for comparative, in-depth analysis of urban
planning and development that can be used to create written and video-based
online teaching materials about sustainability.  Over the past decade,
Malaysia has improved its ranking on the UN's Human Development Index (HDI)
and has advanced in its ranking on the Environmental Performance Index
(EPI).  The MSCP is interested in how this has been accomplished and
whether Malaysia's experiences with sustainable city development can be
instructive for other countries.  Through their interaction as a cohort and
with partnering institutions, Visiting Scholars have an opportunity to
contribute to the creation of new ways of teaching about sustainable
development in the developing world.

The MIT-UTM Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program is a five-year
collaboration supported by the Malaysian Ministry of Education.  The
program goals are to (1) document and assess Malaysia's efforts to manage
city development in ways that are economically, ecologically and culturally
sustainable; (2) produce online video teaching materials that will help
college and university instructors in the developing world teach about
sustainable development; and (3) build a global network of 50 sustainable
development scholars who will continue to support each other and the
mission of the MSCP.

Applicants should have graduate-level teaching experience in a field
related to urban planning and development at a college or university in the
developing world.  No prior experience creating video-based teaching
materials is required. Excellent English writing and speaking skills,
however, are essential. For those who will be on leave or sabbatical from a
paid teaching position, university endorsement is a prerequisite.

Appointments are for one academic year (September 2017 – May 2018).
Residency begins August 25, 2017 at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and
continues in the spring semester at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology (MIT) through May 31, 2018.  Ten Visiting Scholars will be
appointed and eligible to receive salaries, travel allowances, and living

Complete the online application form on the MSCP website, here
The application requires submission of a CV or resume, one writing sample,
and two reference letters. *Applications are due by March 1, 2017*.
Appointments will be announced on or before May 31, 2017.

*Questions may be addressed to Lawrence Susskind, Ford Professor of Urban
and Environmental Planning at MIT (**susskind at mit.edu <susskind at mit.edu>**).
**Visiting Scholars will be subject to all of UTM’s and MIT’s standard
policies and procedures, including those related to intellectual property.*
Apply Now

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Building 9/Room 9-417
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Institut Sultan Iskander, Level 4
Dewan Sultan Iskander
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Skudai, Johor 81310

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